Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s newly reimagined exhibit, DinoLabs. Filled with cutting-edge technology and treasured artifacts from the Museum’s paleontology collection, this updated exhibit will enthrall, entertain and engage. Gen. Ad. $15-12. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fwmuseum.org/dinolabs-dinodig, 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing Legacy at Sid Richardson Museum. This free exhibition depicts the clash of cultures of the 19th century American West. The legacy of conflicts among cowboys, soldiers, explorers and Indigenous Americans during westward expansion continues to impact America today. Celebrating Sid Richardson’s legacy of philanthropy and collecting art, the exhibition features 42 of the Museum’s dynamic paintings of the 19th century American West by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell and their contemporaries. Three bronze sculptures by Remington and Russell and one Russell painting are on loan from a private collection. Open daily except major holidays. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun. noon to 5 p.m. Free admission and tours. Free valet parking in Sundance Square. For more information, www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org. 309 Main Street in Sundance Square, 817-332-6554.
Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Fri., Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:15 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The hour-long Trinity River Fun Run leaves from the Stockyards at 2:45 p.m. Pricing varies, see web site for details. For information, 817-410-3123, www.stockyardsstation.com/attractions, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad. Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Zoo. This home to nearly 7,000 native and exotic animals is ranked the no. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide. Admission $12 13+, $9 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Open 365 days a year! Hrs. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat & Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See web site for holiday hours. For more information 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
Ongoing The Christian Arts Museum. The Christian Arts Museum showcases “Inspirational Art,” including a three dimensional, full-size exhibition that recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Free admission. Hrs. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, 817-332-7878, www.cacmuseum.org. 3221 Hamilton Ave.
Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive. Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near the Stockyards Visitor’s Center. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com. Along E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. This beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace to the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. See more than 2,000 artifacts about the remarkable women that shaped the West. Hrs. Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Open on Mon. during Summer and Stock Show only. Closed for major holidays; see web site for details. Admission $10 13+, $8 seniors 60+, $8 children 3-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $5 adults, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge 8 a.m.-5 p.m., hours vary for special events. See web site for details. For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then to the greenhouse, cafe and the waterways. The main gardens are free & open daily from dawn until dusk. A small fee is required for the 7.5 acre Japanese garden, which is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers tours that take about an hour. A small fee is also required for the conservatory, which is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ongoing The Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company is committed to engineering and producing clubs that deliver incredible feel and performance for the most discerning golfers. Want to see how they do it? Schedule your tour today to find out why at the Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company, “we do things differently!” Tue. & Thurs. 10-11 a.m., www.benhogangolf.com/facilitytourpolicy. 817-576-8606. 685 John B. Sias Memorial Parkway, Suite 515, Fort Worth, TX 76134.
Ongoing Fort Worth Trinity Park. The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5 adults 18+, $4.50 children ages 4-17 and 60+, $4 groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org. 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. See history and nature with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. This month’s features include Polar Express, Great White Shark, Mysteries of China, and more. Admission $8 adults, $7 juniors 2-12, $7 seniors 65+. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/omni-imax-now-showing. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing THINK: An Exploration into Making the World Work Better is at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Consider the way science and technology define life in the 21st century, perhaps in ways you may not realize. THINK, created and developed by IBM, is an experience that celebrates the wonders of our technological world and explores the possibilities of tomorrow. Gen. Ad. $11-$15. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Fridays & Saturdays Four Day Weekend comedy. This six-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music into their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $20. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. For information, 817-226-4329, www.fourdayweekend.com. 312 Houston St.
Every Sunday The Cowtown Opry performs on the steps of the Historic Livestock Exchange Building in the Fort Worth Stockyards celebrating the rich musical legacy of Texas and the American West. Free to the public. 2 p.m. www.cowtownopry.org. 817-366-9675. 131 E. Exchange Ave.
Through Dec. 18 Stage West Theatre presents Murder for Two. A witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries shows a fateful night. And a surprise party where a great American novelist is killed. A small town policeman with dreams of making detective jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills and find the killer before the real detective arrives! Murder for Two is a perfect blend of music and mayhem, plus a twist. One actor investigates the crime, the other plays (all) the suspects. Did we mention, they both play piano? Performance times and prices vary. www.stagewest.org. 817-784-9378. 821/823 W. Vickery Blvd. in Fort Worth.
Through Dec. 18 Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical at Runway Theater. There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres—and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, the stripper on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil–loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband—the storms begin to brew. Adult humor and situations. Performances 8 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Ticket prices $22-$25. For more information, www.runwaytheatre.com. 817-488-4842. 215 North Dooley St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Dec. 23 The North Pole Express at the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Imagine the joy on the faces of your children and grandchildren as they experience the magic of Grapevine’s North Pole Express! As the train departs and the anticipation of arriving at the North Pole builds, elves will welcome the guests and sing traditional Christmas songs. Then get ready for magical moments with Mrs. Claus, Santa, and more. The jolly old elf even shares his Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk, which is served in a memory mug to all the boys and girls. Families will also receive a voucher for a complimentary family photo with Santa. Admission $25: reservations required. For more information, www.tickets.grapevineticketline.com/event/northpole1119337. 705 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Dec. 23 Santa Claus – A New Musical at Casa Mañana Theater. Delivering toys to children all over the world on Christmas Eve isn’t easy, especially when you’ve been doing it for over a thousand years! When Santa announces that this will be his last Christmas, the search is on for someone to fill some very big boots. But not everyone in the North Pole is feeling too giddy about Santa’s first choice for a replacement. Now it’s up to Father Christmas and his workshop of elves to get the new Santa Claus ready in time for Christmas. Santa Claus – A New Musical has brand new original songs and lots of holiday cheer. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For information, 817-332-2272, www.casamanana.org. 3101 West Lancaster.
Through Dec. 23 6th Annual Texas Christkindl Market. This enchanting Christmas market, in the spirit of markets held throughout Germany during the holiday season, features unique shopping, dining and entertainment options. Enjoy Texas-German cuisine, like brats, goulash, potato pancakes, gingerbread, baked goods, Gluhwein and German beers. Shop for plenty of unique handmade gifts, artwork, clothing, cuckoo clocks, nutcrackers, steins, ornaments, collectibles, jewelry and more. Free admission and parking. For more information, http://txchristkindlmarket.com/. Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX 76011.
Through Dec. 24 Jubilee Theatre presents The Gifts of the Magi based on the classic O. Henry short story and told through music and lyrics. This is a story of two very poor people who loved each other so much that each sold their most prized possession to buy the other a Christmas present. Revel also in the hilarious plight of a cheerful bum named Soapy, who wants only to get arrested so he can spend the night in a cozy cell, all told by a tuneful newsboy-narrator, Willy who adds his own melodious contribution and informative observations to the delightful proceedings. For tickets and additional information, www.jubileetheatre.org. 817-338-4411. 506 Main St.
Through Dec. 31 The Richard Misrach and Guillermo Galindo Document exhibition is at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Heralded photographer Richard Misrach and innovative artist-musician Guillermo Galindo examine the border between the United States and Mexico through a revelatory, humanistic lens. Border Cantos features 44 monumental landscape photographs of the border by Misrach alongside 18 handcrafted musical instruments created by Galindo from found objects recovered from the border (e.g., a shoe, a backpack, a drag tire). The exhibition also includes a sound installation by Galindo, who has written original compositions for his sculptural instruments. Wed.-Fri. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Jan. 1, 2017 ICE! Featuring Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town at The Gaylord Texan Resort. Celebrate the holidays with the magic of a winter wonderland at the annual ICE! Exhibit. The ice sculptures and ice slides are fun for the whole family and part of a Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan Resort. For more information and tickets, http://bit.ly/12JNrhj. The Gaylord Texan Resort, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Jan. 2, 2017 Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas. Have yourself a merry little Christmas as Six Flags Over Texas transforms into a winter wonderland. Thrilling rides, holiday shows, delicious hot cocoa and over a million twinkling lights await guests looking to get into the magical, holiday spirit. See more at www.sixflags.com/overtexas/special-events/festival/holiday-park-1. 2201 Rd. to Six Flags, Arlington, TX 76011.
Through Jan. 15, 2017 FOCUS: Lorna Simpson at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Since the beginning of her career in the mid-1980s, Lorna has become known for her conceptual photographs and videos that challenge historical and preconceived views of racial and sexual identity. Rooted in her longstanding interest in photography and photographic collage, her recent paintings incorporate found imagery, often taken from AP photographs and vintage magazines. The artist overpaints and divides across several panels. Tickets $10 adults 13+, $4 students with ID & seniors 60+. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. For more information, 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org/exhibition/Upcoming/FOCUS-Lorna-Simpson/2911. 3200 Darnell St.
Through Jan. 22, 2017 KAWS: Where the End Starts at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The Modern will host a major survey exhibition of the work of Brooklyn-based artist KAWS (American, born 1974). See key paintings, sculptures, drawings, toys, and street art interventions to examine KAWS’s prolific career in depth. This showcase reveals critical aspects of his formal, conceptual, and collaborative developments over the last 20 years. Tickets $10 adults 13+, $4 students with ID & seniors 60+. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org/exhibitions/upcoming. 3200 Darnell St.
Through Jan. 29, 2017 Monet: The Early Years exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum. This groundbreaking exhibition is the first ever devoted to the genius of Claude Monet. See approximately 60 paintings from the first phase of the artist’s career, from his Normandy debut in 1858 until 1872. Admission $18 adults, $16 seniors 60+, $16 students with ID, $14 children 6-11, children under 6 are free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Feb. 5, 2017 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art exhibition is Sam Francis: Prints. An avid printmaker, Sam Francis (1923-1994) combined loose strokes and splatters to create vibrant lithographs that pop with color and pulse with energy. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Feb. 12, 2017 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art exhibition is American Photographs, 1845 to Now. This exhibit brings together more than 70 photographs drawn from the Amon Carter’s permanent collection. Spanning the history of the medium, the works reflect the diversity of photographic practices in the United States that grew along with the country’s industrial development beginning in the mid-nineteenth century. Covering 170 years of photography history, from unique daguerreotype portraits to large-scale contemporary works, the exhibition provides a glance at its central role in recording the people, places, and events that have come to define the United States. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Feb. 12, 2017 Pablo Picasso: Ceramics is at the Arlington Museum of Art. Although known for his paintings, sculptures, and graphics, the Spanish artist spent 25 years near the end of his life developing ceramic pieces that speak to his imagination. For more information, http://www.arlington.org/event/pablo-picasso%3aceramics/18335/. 201 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
Through Feb. 26, 2017 See Horizon Lines at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. In art, a horizontal line separating two fields of color is the most basic tool in the artist’s arsenal to create the suggestion of a landscape. Where that line is placed influences our experience of the human relationship to the environment. With works drawn from the Amon Carter’s permanent collection, Horizon Lines reminds us that our experience of space, our relationship to our environment—whether the sea, land, or constructed urban landscape—shifts depending on our different points of view. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through April 22, 2017 Claws is at the Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium. Get crabby at the Claws exhibit, is hosting different crustaceans from around the world. See coconut crabs, porcupine crabs, lively land crabs and even lobsters. Don’t miss the Japanese spider crab, the largest arthropod in the world, with legs that can reach 12-feet across when fully grown! Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tickets $15 adults, $12 children 3-12. For more information, 877-819-7677, http://bit.ly/1Ri2Okb. 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy., #525 Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through May 7, 2017 Pure Quill: Photographs by Barbara Van Cleeve is at The National Cowgirl Museum. Many people are familiar with Barbara Van Cleve’s work because of her 1995 book Hard Twist: Western Ranch Women, which was also an exhibition that traveled to museums for a decade including the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. Experience the other themes she addresses including her Rodeo as Dance series, her striking portraits using the moon and stars as a light source, and her documentation of the Spanish Mission Trail in Baja, California, which she has recorded over more than two decades. Tickets $10 adults 13+, $8 children 4-12 & seniors 60+. Free for children 3 & under. For more information, 817-336-4475, www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St.
Through June 4, 2017 David Ellis: Animal at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Animal inaugurates an exciting new cycle of video installations at the Amon Carter. In 2010, Landmarks, the public art program at the University of Texas at Austin, commissioned multimedia artist David Ellis (b. 1971) to create a video during a six-week residency there. Ellis and his collaborators, cinematographer Chris Keohane and composer Roberto Lango, created a film of the artist painting creatures, landscapes, and abstractions to an accompanying soundtrack. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Sept. 2, 2018 Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 34 is at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Amon Carter has commissioned a large-scale, site-specific installation of more than eighty miles of multicolored thread by internationally celebrated Mexican-born, Dallas-based artist Gabriel Dawe. Words cannot do justice to the transformative power of Dawe’s sculptural marvels, which he weaves from thousands of thin strands. They look like frozen light and Technicolor vaporous mist, drawing attention to the majestic architecture and natural light of the museum’s Atrium. Admission free. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Weekends in Dec. Photos with Santa in Stockyards Station. Come take photos with Santa this holiday season inside Stockyards Station, Suite 139. Cowboy Santa will be in his workshop and available for pictures every Fri.-Sun. from noon-4 p.m. through Dec. 24th. For more information, go to www.stockyardsstation.com/events/photos-with-santa/. Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, 130 E. Exchange Ave.
1 Grapevine Parade of Lights in Downtown Grapevine. Step back in time this season at Christmas on Main. Set your spirit aglow with the beautiful backdrop of Victorian-style buildings, ribbons, bows, wreaths and twinkling lights. Bring the entire family to the free Parade of Lights, the largest lighted Christmas parade in North Texas. This Grapevine tradition features more than 100 lighted floats and marching bands. Parade 7 p.m. For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com. 325 S. Main St. Grapevine, TX 76051.
1-23 Photos with Santa in Sundance Square Plaza. The holiday season has arrived, and so has Santa Claus! Bring the entire family and spend a delightful and festive day in Sundance Square. Come see the 57′ foot tall, LIVE, blue spruce Christmas tree in all its glory. Get your photo taken with Santa. A Sister Cities volunteer will take your photo or you can use your personal cameras for a suggested $10 cash donation (proceeds benefit the Fort Worth Sister Cities International Scholarship Fund). For more detailed information on Santa’s schedule, www.sundancesquare.com/events/photos-with-santa-sundance-square/. Downtown Fort Worth.
1-Jan. 8, 2017 Grapevine, Christmas Capital of Texas events. Grapevine is the perfect place to create wonderful holiday memories with your family and friends. Ho-ho hold onto your hats and enjoy more than 1,400 Christmas events. Grapevine is the essence of holiday décor as the city becomes blanketed with millions of lights, enormous decorations, the Parade of Lights, the Magic of Christmas Light Show, the Twinkle Light Boat Parade and much more! All of this plus great shopping for everyone on your list. For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas/. 300 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
2-18 A Christmas Carol: Scrooge & Marley at Theatre Arlington. Famous the world over, the heart-warming story of Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim is a classic of world literature. Israel Horovitz’s adaptation is brilliantly theatrical and adds delightful and inventive elements for audiences of all ages. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For more information, www.theatrearlington.org. Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
2-18 Magnolia at the Modern. This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. December’s showings: 2-4, Tower. 9-11, Aquarius. 16-18, Seasons. Tickets are $9, $7 for Modern members, $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show is half price. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, www.themodern.org/films/upcoming. 3200 Darnell St.
2,3,9,10,16,17,23,30,31 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Reserved box seats & VIP $24, Gen. Ad. $19, seniors 60+, $14 & children 3-12, $10. 8 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
3-23 Magical Moments at the Palace Theater in Grapevine. From country to classic Christmas, Grapevine is the place to be for all your holiday entertainment. Set in the beautifully restored Palace Theatre in historic Downtown Grapevine, you’ll delight at all of the spectacular Christmas music and movie offerings. For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/palace-theatre/christmas-events/. 300 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
3,10,17,31 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Family friendly entertainment. Box seats $18, Gen. Ad. $15, seniors 60+ $11 & children 3-12, $8. Performances 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
8 Billy Bob’s Texas-Aaron Einhouse. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
9 UNT One O’Clock Lab Band’s annual “Holidays with the One O’Clock” concert at McDavid Studio. The band will perform selections of arrangements for big band of your favorite Christmas tunes. A Fort Worth holiday tradition continues, featuring the best swingin’ seasonal favorites! Performance 7:30 p.m. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
9 Billy Bob’s Texas-Stoney LaRue. Tickets $16 & $22. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
10 Billy Bob’s Texas-Turnpike Troubadours. Tickets $18 & $28. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
10-24 The Nutcracker presented by Texas Ballet Theater at Bass Performance Hall. Filled with enchantment and wonder, The Nutcracker is a delightful addition to any holiday celebration. Flying carpets, snow, and talented dancers make this show unforgettable. Performance times and prices vary. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
11 Isis & the Star Dancers perform. Troupe of Middle Eastern (belly dance) and Polynesian (Hula) dancers along with a large group of Arabic Style Drummers (tabla) based in Dallas\Ft. Worth. Christmas Hafla and Silent Auction – Grapevine Convention Center. Join them for music, dancing, silent auction and lots of Christmas spirit. Performances 12:30-8 p.m. Tickets $12 in advance; $15 at the door. For more information, www.isisandthestardancers.com. Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S. Main St. Grapevine, TX 76051.
12 Snowball Express in Stockyards Station. Help remember those fallen heroes who will never return, and honor the supreme sacrifice their families have made. Snowball Express serves the children who will never be reunited with their mom or dad. Begins at 10 a.m. For more information, www.stockyardsstation.com/events/snowball-express/. Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, 130 E. Exchange Ave.
13 A walking Tour of the Japanese Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Center. Come learn about the aesthetic design of Japanese Gardens and be introduced to the horticulture and history found in the Fort Worth Japanese Garden. Tour 10-11 a.m. Free with paid admission. $7 adults, $4 children 4-12, $5 seniors 65+. For more information, www.fwbg.org/events/. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
15 Billy Bob’s Texas-Flatland Cavalry. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
16 Billy Bob’s Texas-Randy Rogers Band. Tickets $18 & $35. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
17 Billy Bob’s Texas-Randy Rogers Band. Tickets $18 & $30. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
18,26 Dallas Cowboys Football. America’s Team hosts two home games this month at AT&T Stadium. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Cowboys-Dec. 18, Detroit Lions vs. Cowboys-Dec. 26. For information and tickets, www.attstadium.com/events. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
19 Michael Martin Murphey’s “Cowboy Christmas” presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. Michael Martin Murphey’s immensely successful music career has spanned four decades and has included such musical genres as folk, country, rock, Western, and cowboy music. As a singer, songwriter, and producer, he has contributed some of the most beloved songs of his generation. Performance at 7:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
21 Billy Bob’s Texas-Kacey Musgraves – A Very Kacey Christmas. Tickets $20, $40 & $50. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
22 Billy Bob’s Texas-Parker McCollum. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
23 2016 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl at Amon G. Carter Stadium. See the Big 12 Conference face off against the U.S. Naval Academy. Kickoff 3 p.m. For tickets and more information, www.armedforcesbowl.com/our-game/the-matchup. 2850 Stadium Dr.
23 Billy Bob’s Texas-William Clark Green’s Christmas Circus. Tickets $12 & $18 . Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
29 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from his groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to America. The program celebrates the recent anniversary of 30 years since their first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound and dazzling multimedia effects of Mannheim Steamroller. Performance at 7:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
29 Billy Bob’s Texas-Kevin Fowler. Tickets $16 & $20. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
30 Billy Bob’s Texas-Toadies with guest Los Skarnales. Tickets $16 & $30. Performance 9:15 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
31 Billy Bob’s Texas-Eli Young Band with Green River Ordinance. Tickets $20, $30 & $45. Performance 9:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.